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Update: Blizzard posted an official statement on the LFR exploit bans.

PvP Season 11 Begins
This season brings new gear and Alizabal, the new Baradin Hold boss. Keep in mind that all ratings will be reset and higher item level honor gear will be added. Any honor that you have over the 4,000 cap will be converted to gold.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Alizabal, Mistress of Hate
The Kirin Tor imprisoned Alizabal in their formidable Violet Hold not long after corrupt magi summoned the shivarra into Azeroth. Despite arcane wards restricting her powers, the demon's malicious influence alone caused her guards to murder one another in sudden fits of rage. Her transfer to Baradin Hold prior to the Cataclysm has only aggravated the ruined prison's increasingly dire conditions.

Skewer
Alizabal skewers and stuns her current target for 8 sec. Skewer also inflicts 10000 Physical damage every 2 sec. and increases the target's damage taken by 150%.

Seething Hate
Alizabal incites Seething Hate in a random player, inflicting 600000 total Fire damage to all players within 6 yards of the target. The damage is split amongst all of the nearby players.

Blade Dance
Alizabal enters a Blade Dance and inflicts 12500 Physical damage every sec. to every player within 13 yards. The Blade Dance also deflects all incoming attacks.



Weapons

Class Set Class Set
Death Knight Cataclysmic Gladiator's Desecration Rogue Cataclysmic Gladiator's Vestments
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Refuge Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Earthshaker
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Sanctuary Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Thunderfist
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Wildhide Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Wartide
Hunter Cataclysmic Gladiator's Pursuit Warlock Cataclysmic Gladiator's Felshroud
Mage Cataclysmic Gladiator's Regalia Warrior Cataclysmic Gladiator's Battlegear
Paladin Cataclysmic Gladiator's Redemption Priest Cataclysmic Gladiator's Investiture
Paladin Cataclysmic Gladiator's Vindication Priest Cataclysmic Gladiator's Raiment




LFR: Fall of Deathwing
LFR difficulty of the Fall of Deathwing opens on Tuesday, as Blizzard wanted everyone to experience it on Normal difficulty first.



LFR Exploit Bans
Players that exploited LFR to get loot multiple times supposedly are receiving 3-8 day bans tonight.



Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Art gallery has been updated with seven pieces representing the Warcraft universe.




The Daily Blink - The New Abilities: Alter Time
The Daily Blink seems to have uncovered the engineering version of the new Mists of Pandaria mage spell, Alter Time.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Season 11 Begins, LFR Fall of Deathwing, LFR Exploit Bans, The Daily Blink started by chaud View original post
Comments 164 Comments
  1. Williamgood's Avatar
    Woot bans.. wait is that good or bad.
  1. crakerjack's Avatar
    Oh boy, new PvP gear that require 0 skill to get! Glad things are staying the same... my sub will still remain canceled as long as there's no rating requirement.
  1. wugfa's Avatar
    Daily Blink is hilarious
  1. pedigree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by toddless View Post
    I wonder if the daily blink is hilarious?

    Bans aren't official yet. I want to see an official announcement first
    You won't see an official announcement, as Blizzard does not publicly discuss actions it has taken on player accounts.
  1. Irisel's Avatar
    I'm glad cheaters got banned. I would honestly expect the same thing if I did it.
  1. rockdontroll's Avatar
    not allowing the top guilds to compete for world 1st by banning their players is such a lame move, they had plenty of PTR time to find bugs.. and its such an obvious bug they basically baited these guilds to exploit it. Its like a big red button in the middle of the screen that says DO NOT PUSH. What the hell were they expecting?
  1. pedigree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    The LFR tool is dumb and misleading. They advertised it as being a raid you can do multiple times in a week with no lockout. I don't ever remember reading that if you participate in a boss, you are locked regardless of whether or not you roll. It's also pretty ridiculous that if you roll on the Chaos orb at the end, you get locked. All around, there is absolutely no benefit to doing raid finder more than once a week.
    Perhaps you should get in on a fail group then, with lockouts active. Then I'm sure the benefit of no lockout will become clear after a wipefest. :>

    ---------- Post added 2011-12-06 at 12:06 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by rockdontroll View Post
    not allowing the top guilds to compete for world 1st by banning their players is such a lame move, they had plenty of PTR time to find bugs.. and its such an obvious bug they basically baited these guilds to exploit it. Its like a big red button in the middle of the screen that says DO NOT PUSH. What the hell were they expecting?
    They were expecting them to report it rather than exploit it.
  1. orderschvank's Avatar
    nice lol, i hope alot of core members of some guilds got 8 day banns so its harder for them on this first week on heroics lol not to be mean i just want more than paragon to kill everythign first =P
  1. pedigree's Avatar
    I will say that the timing on these bans seems too deliberate to be true.
  1. toychristopher's Avatar
    I hate looking at the concept art. It looks so cool, but what actually translates into game looks so much different that it's almost unrecognizable.
  1. Keristrasza's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    The LFR tool is dumb and misleading. They advertised it as being a raid you can do multiple times in a week with no lockout. I don't ever remember reading that if you participate in a boss, you are locked regardless of whether or not you roll. It's also pretty ridiculous that if you roll on the Chaos orb at the end, you get locked. All around, there is absolutely no benefit to doing raid finder more than once a week.
    The no lock out means that you wont be locked out of normal or heroic ... not that you won't get locked form the LFR. -.o Blizzard isn't stupid, they aren't going to make a super easy raid and just let every one and their brother gear up in hours. If people got the wrong idea that is their fault, its still a raid, easy mode or not. If you cant farm normals or heroics in a day or two then you can't do it to the LFR.

    As for the bans, good. They aren't better than anyone else and time they learned that, they should have been smarter than this. Cheating, and they want to be called the best? Pft. Anyone who cheats to get a leg up are worse than "baddies" e.e
  1. pedigree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crakerjack View Post
    Oh boy, new PvP gear that require 0 skill to get! Glad things are staying the same... my sub will still remain canceled as long as there's no rating requirement.
    Certainly seems rather elitist of you, but I don't take PvP seriously at all, so that is my bias talking.
  1. Mrisacc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Conical View Post
    I've seen a shaman on my server with the Cataclysmic Legging already enchanted / gemmed.. anyone have any idea how?
    The BH boss was available for about an hour when the servers went live. They quickly hotfixed it, but I guess they didn't bother taking away that loot.
  1. Tnep's Avatar
    The no lock out means that you wont be locked out of normal or heroic ... not that you won't get locked form the LFR. -.o Blizzard isn't stupid, they aren't going to make a super easy raid and just let every one and their brother gear up in hours. If people got the wrong idea that is their fault, its still a raid, easy mode or not. If you cant farm normals or heroics in a day or two then you can't do it to the LFR. As for the bans, good. They aren't better than anyone else and time they learned that, they should have been smarter than this. Cheating, and they want to be called the best? Pft. Anyone who cheats to get a leg up are worse than "baddies" e.e
    A lot of people that did it only did it because others were doing it. Because of what Blizzard has done in the past with handling suspensions to exploiters, no one really knew what they would do this time. This unsureness led to everyone and their dog exploiting LFR. Honestly, the only one at fault here, is Blizzard. This bug was also reported during PTR. So again, the only people at fault here are the people working at Blizzard.
  1. good diu bro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by crakerjack View Post
    Oh boy, new PvP gear that require 0 skill to get! Glad things are staying the same... my sub will still remain canceled as long as there's no rating requirement.
    Here we come, classic skill vs gear argument (again).
    So, pwning new comers with gear to you is very skillful, hmm?

    Oh yea, getting "gladiator" doesnt require ratings too, all you need to do is get into the top 1%.
  1. rhastadude's Avatar
    how about DS heroic raids will they be out too?
  1. pedigree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tnep View Post
    A lot of people that did it only did it because others were doing it. Because of what Blizzard has done in the past with handling suspensions to exploiters, no one really knew what they would do this time. This unsureness led to everyone and their dog exploiting LFR. Honestly, the only one at fault here, is Blizzard. This bug was also reported during PTR. So again, the only people at fault here are the people working at Blizzard.
    Blizzard explicitly states in their terms of service that you are not to exploit any bugs. "Other people did it" and "I didn't know what Blizz would do about" aren't excuses in the slightest. The only people to blame are those that chose to exploit the bug rather than report it. They knew what they were doing was wrong.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rhastadude View Post
    how about DS heroic raids will they be out too?
    Judging by the blue post, yes. http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/2...-available-yet
  1. DissPanda's Avatar
    Brilliant DB. Also: Let the games begin!
  1. kakle's Avatar
    the wow armory only show 6 bosses in LFR are you sure that the second half being released is not only of 2 bosses (ultra and loot ship #2), cant remember where i read but i thought they were not making deathwing's weapons available in LFR at least for now.

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